It’s here!!! My card came in making it legal for me to purchase and use medicinal marijuana for the pain I experience because of Multiple Sclerosis and other neuropathies I’m experiencing from other problematic breakdown of my body. What I need to do next is to make an appointment with my distributor. It can take a week or two before I can get in. It seems the facility is quite busy.
For those of you interested in this, it is a somewhat long process from beginning to end. I would say it took me about 2 months to get the ball rolling and now another couple of weeks before I can get started unless I luck out and get in sooner. The most important part of the whole process is through your neurologist. They are the ones who enroll you and get your ID # to fill out your forms. Without this, you can’t do it.
My neurologist suggested it to me, although I had heard about it. I didn’t know if I should go that route myself, but he seemed to think so. When I told my internist that I was going to try it, he was glad that I was. It seems that in the medical field, there are more doctors approving of this than disapproving of it. I even spoke to my pharmacist about it and he too was glad. He told me his father was just enrolled in it and seemed to be doing well on it.
In regard to the pain in my legs, after trying several different drugs that my internist tried me on to no avail, he decided that I should go back and see yet another pain management doctor. This doctor is one he approves of. I had my first visit with this doctor this past week and my visit was quite different than with the other facility. I was talking to the doctor for at least 20 minutes and he examined me thoroughly. With the other facility, I dealt with a PA and only met my doctor one of the times I went down for a steroid block, just before the procedure.
It ‘s been decided to start over and take it step by step and we will see where this all leads us to.
I will keep you abreast of the marijuana and the new pain management doctor.
I hope this finds you all in relative good health and let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.